Newberg Center

Sunflowers Fall term 2023

Learning Garden


Volunteer HoursSummer Term Volunteer hours - Newberg Center

Tuesday and Thursdays 10am-1pm – Newberg Garden

All are welcome to stop by the gardens at the below times to volunteer your time. No experience or tools necessary.

Learning Garden Plan

Newberg Center design-planHere is the initial plan created for the Learning Garden. It is the product of student research, staff and faculty design brainstorming, community input, and Seed Garden Designs. By getting involved with the Learning Garden, you can help grow community and share in the experience of continuing the creation of this beautiful communal space and active learning lab, which will also become a food-producing garden, provide wildlife and pollinator habitat, and serve as a tangible example of sustainable food systems.

Newberg Center Design

PCC Newberg Center

  • The building is designed to be Net Zero, Carbon-Neutral, producing as much energy as it uses.
  • The building was the first net-zero higher education building in Oregon and the second in the United States.
  • Awarded platinum-level LEED-NC certification, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design with a special focus on new construction.)
  • The building systems consist of passive ventilation, radiant heating, natural daylight, and solar energy, and incorporate a variety of green-building materials.